save the dates

Looks like a fun Spring is around the corner, we have several events planned and in the works and just wanted to give you a heads up.

Saturday, April 6th Ride Around Pomona

Sunday, April 14th Claremont Earth Day

Friday, April 19th Town & Gown Ride (ride from Cal Poly Pomona, more info soon)

Saturday, April 20th Pomona Earth Day (more info soon)

Saturday, April 27 Pomona Beautification Day

Sunday, April 28th PVBC Community Ride (more info soon)

We’re volunteer run and membership supported, by joining you help us create event, rides and advocate for safer streets. Join or renew your membership today! Join PVBC

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PVCB Community Meeting

This Sunday (February 10th) join Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition committee members and friends at Old Stump Brewing Co. (2896 Metropolitan Pl, Pomona, CA 91767) for a casual meeting to learn more about PVBC, share ideas, discuss upcoming events, and hang out with other cyclists. 4:30pm – ?

If you’d like to volunteer or have any questions or suggestions but can’t make the meeting feel free to email us at Pvalleybikes@Gmail.Com

RSVP on Facebook

Hope to see you there!

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Operation Firefly Pomona

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition participate in an annual bike light distribution event called Operation Firefly. Last night we had amazing volunteers in Pomona distributing bike lights to cyclists riding in the dark without lights and taking brief surveys in both Spanish and English. We distributed over thirty sets of lights.

It was really difficult to spot cyclists riding without lights, but once we flagged them down and hooked them up you could see them riding away for several blocks, more visible to cars and safer all around. It’s a great feeling knowing you’ve helped decrease the odds of cyclists being struck or injured by cars.

Operation Firefly’s 2018-2019 season is being sponsored by Sunlite, who is helping provide the thousands of lights being handed out all over Los Angeles County. For more information on Operation Firefly: https://la-bike.org/our-work/operation-firefly/

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Help us distribute bike lights

Wednesday, January 30th we’ll be distributing bike lights to cyclists riding without lights in Pomona. Operation Firefly (Operacíon Luciérnaga) is an education and bike light distribution program of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition intended to make sure people riding bikes in LA County are riding safely at night.

Every year when the clocks turn back, we organize groups of volunteers and dispatch them to locations across the county during the evening commute, where they distribute lights and safety information to people riding in the dark without lights. We survey all light recipients to collect data on why they are riding at night without lights and ensure bilingual Spanish speaking volunteers are at each distribution.
We focus on lights because lights can prevent collisions. According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71% of bicyclist fatalities in 2014 in the U.S. were in urban areas, and 49% of the bicyclist fatalities occurred between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am (NHTSA “Traffic Safety Facts” May 2016 DOT HS 812 282). Our goal is to seek out people riding without lights for various reasons, especially riders who may not have the means or time to acquire lights on their own.

If you’re interested in helping on January 30th please fill out the online sign-up form below. We will begin the distribution at 5:30pm and will go until all the lights have been distributed or 7:30pm at the latest, the location will be sent to volunteers once signed up.

SIGN UP HERE

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Happy 2019 from PVBC

The Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition is looking forward to a productive and fun 2019 and we hope you’ll be a part of it!

We’ll be holding a steering committee meeting Monday, January 14th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at Metro Ale House, downtown Pomona (197 E. 2nd Street, Pomona, CA 91766)

The meeting is open to anyone interested in getting more involved.

We’re looking for event and ride planners and leaders, graphic designers, cycling advocates, volunteers, social media gurus, bike mechanics and all around fun people to join the team in 2019.

If you’d like to get more involved drop us a line at pomonavalleybc@la-bike.org and/or plan on attending the meeting on the 14th!

Here’s the event on Facebook

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